June 27, 2012

Wish Upon A Wedding ~ Atlanta Chapter

Posted in Other Events, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , at 9:44 am by JBEvents

The Atlanta Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding of which I am the Chapter President, hosted a Vendor Meet and Greet last evening. 

As part of the Wish Upon A Wedding organization, our mission was to reach out to vendors and get them more familiar with Wish Upon A Wedding’s mission: Helping couples who are facing life-altering circumstances, such as a terminal illness or other severe event in their lives.

Wish Upon A Wedding is a fairly young organization to Atlanta, and we have been pushing hard to meet people in the medical community, get the wedding industry familiar with the organization, and recruit volunteers to make it all come together.

We had some incredibly generous vendors for the event: StudioWed offered us the event space, Grande Event Catering catered delicious appetizers, Toni Cole of Bottoms Up bartending tended bar for us, Edge Design did a fabulous job on centerpieces and decor,  Event Rentals Unlimited generously donated plates and glasses and Chair Covers and Linens provided a beautiful specialty linen for our Registration Table.  We are so appreciative of these vendors for partnering with us to host the gathering.

Those of us in the special events industry – weddings in particular, are passionate about providing our services and products to our clients to make sure that their special day is everything they have dreamed of.  For us to be able to do something to “give back” – our organization is an excellent forum for being able to do so.  Every couple deserves to have the wedding of their dreams, and for those who are going through the difficulty of a terminal illness or life-altering experience, the experience of a wonderful wedding in my opinion is even more important. 

Our vast list of Wish Granter Volunteers is made up of vendors who share this vision.  Being able to grant the wish of a well-deserving couple brings with it an overwhelming sense of joy for everyone involved with the planning and execution of the wedding.  If you are not currently on the list for volunteering, it’s not too late.  Please go to the website http://www.wishuponawedding.org and click on the How to Help tab where you will find a Wish Granter Application.  You will be glad that you did!!

Once again, I want to thank all of the vendors involved last night for their participation as well as all of the hard work from our Board in putting the event together.  Be on the lookout for more upcoming events.

Our photographer last evening, Matt Giddens, captured the following images. 

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